|USS Whipple (DD-217) - Last Ship's Party Before Decommissioning - swad|
Last Ship's Party, October 31, 1945 Last Ship's Party, October 31, 1945, for crew prior to the ship's decommissioning. Named for a Civil War Naval Hero, Admiral Abraham Whipple, DD-217 was commissioned in 1919, and decommissioned on November 9, 1945 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
Keywords: USS Whipple; DD-217; USN; USNavy; WWII; Four-stack; 4-stack; flush-deck; Four-Piper; 4-piper; DD; efinigan
|Pearl Harbor Memories: Gene Merrill - anon|
Audio record of interview with B.E.(Gene) Merrill, who was a signalman on the USS West Virginia (BB-48) during the sneak attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Gene also served on the USS Whipple (DD-217), USS Mahan (DD-364), and USS C.K. Bronson (DD-668).
Keywords: USS West Virginia; BB-48; USS Whipple; DD-217; Pearl Harbor; USN; USNavy; WWII; Four-stack; 4-stack; flush-deck; Four-Piper; 4-piper; DD